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“A Beautiful historical property” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall
Southchurch Hall Gardens | Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
01702 467671
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk from Southend on Sea's busy seafront and High Street.The house, gardens and archaeology are captured in time. Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, luxury hot chocolate, range of soft drinks, cookies and biscuits are available from the Hall's gift shop.
Southend, essex
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“A Beautiful historical property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is set in it's own grounds and is a pleasant place to stroll around and soak up the local history. There are winding paths between the ponds and ducks to feed! There are also green areas for picnics & fun & games.

Visited July 2012
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essex, england
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“ideal for rainy/cold days & great for families & solo's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

i love this little museum. it has'nt changed in years & is great for all year round visits.
lovely grounds to have picnics, duck ponds, fabulous gardens/flowers/tree's & shrubs, nice little gift shop with drinks machine ( not expensive). Free entry into the museum but if you have children then buy the little £1-ish quiz book for them to do inside. it makes it fun for them to go round identifying items which in turn encourages them to remember and have fun. it literally is a2 up 2 down type of place and you could be in & out in minutes if you wanted but that would be a shame as it has alot of history. i always took my children here in the autumn months & hoped it didnt rain that way it was'nt to busy plus they still had the outside grounds to run about in and ffed the ducks. lovely place to wander leisurely and sit and especially great for photo taking.
i think they still do themed days throughout the year and my children loved this.

Visited August 2012
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is an Interesting museum with lots of interesting things to see. It is suitable for all ages from 8 - 80.

Visited October 2011
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Southchurch Hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Had a great Tudor day there wth my daughter and also one visit to see fashions through the years, found it a very interesting experience and would definately go again.

Visited March 2012
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Essex
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“Friendly, Pretty Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Came here with the family including a toddler and found the staff friendly and the place interesting. There are tea/coffee facilities and a gift shop. It's a little museum but very sweet with a nice selection of exhibits, plus there are not many places that are free!
After visiting you can walk around the grounds. I hear their tudor days are good, and many people choose to have weddings here so it is nicely kept.

Visited January 2012
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